Interfaith Baccalaureate

Commencement Weekend

Class of 2012 graduates, families, and friends

Join President Knapp for a ceremony of thoughtful reflection on the day before Commencement.

Saturday, May 19, 2012
9:30-10:45 a.m.

Reception to follow

Western Presbyterian Church
2401 Virginia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009

Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell
Director, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

President Barack Obama named the Rev. Brenda Girton-Mitchell director of the Department of Education’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships on Dec. 13, 2010. Its mission is “to promote student achievement by connecting schools and community-based organizations, both secular and faith-based, as we build a culture of educational excellence.” The center also works as a part of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and Centers at 11 other agencies to more effectively serve Americans in need. Read more.

Featuring

  • Performances from the George Washington University Music Department, including
  • Meditations from clergy representing various faith traditions
  • Reflections from graduating GW seniors.

Open to all members of the GW community.

Register your attendance at http://bit.ly/gw-baccalaureate.

Alumni Career Services

The tools and resources to Build Your Career and Help Fellow Colonials are at your fingertips!
 

Commencement Fair 2012

Marvin Center, Ground Floor & the GW Bookstore
800 21st Street, NW

Wednesday, March 21, to Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hours of operation: 
Wednesday and Thursday:  9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday:  9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday:  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Top 10 things to do at the fair:

1. Save $25 in online shipping charges by pre-ordering your cap and gown at the GW Bookstore.  In addition, order personalized announcements, purchase a class ring and/or a diploma frame.

2. Double check your diploma name and mailing address at Colonial Central.

3. Pose for the Cherry Tree yearbook senior portraits (undergraduates only).  Portrait sittings hours:  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

4. Enter drawings at the Grad Week table, GWBookstore and STA Travel

5. Give to your Senior Class Gift Campaign and attend Senior Night on Thursday,
March 22, from 5-7 p.m. at Tonic

6. Find out more about the graduation survey and ticket distribution

7. Preview Grad Week events

8. Learn more about the Young Alumni Network

9. Refreshments from 12–2 p.m. each day

10. Sign the Green Graduation Pledge and learn more about Green Move-Out

Don't Miss:

Resume Madness!
Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Marvin Center, Grand Ballroom
RSVP at http://gwork.gwu.edu

Monthly Cultural Heritage Celebrations

The Multicultural Student Services Center leads the GW community in participating in a variety of monthly cultural heritage celebrations throughout the academic year. These monthly celebrations include:

  • Asian Heritage
  • Latino Heritage
  • Women's History
  • Black History
  • Native American Heritage

GWork

GWork: The Job and internship listing service exclusively for all GW students and alumni.
 

University Counseling Center

The UCC offers a broad range of services to help GW students with academic, career, and personal issues as they pursue their degrees at GW.
 

Colonial Central

Colonial Central brings the offices of Student Financial Assistance, Student Accounts and the Cashier together in a one-stop setting that prides itself on friendly service.

GW's Service Excellence Philosophy

GW supports the pursuit of creative solutions that reinforce a culture of service to each other in a sustained quest for service excellence.

Area Hotels

Accommodations Near The George Washington University Foggy Bottom Campus

Official GW Hotels

The George Washington University Inn
824 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-426-4455
202-337-6620

One Washington Circle Hotel
One Washington Circle NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-424-9671
202-872-1680

Hotels with GW Discounts

Arlington Court Suites Hotel
1200 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
703-524-4000
Mention: GW Commencement

Club Quarters Hotel
839 17th Street NW (at 17th and I Streets NW)
Washington, DC 20006
202-463-6400
Member Company: GW; Password: Colonials
Please request the weekend rate!

Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South
4641 Kenmore Ave
Alexandria, VA 22304
703-751-4510
Mention: Neighbor rate

Courtyard Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard
140 L Street SE
Washington, DC 20003
1-866-329-0003
202-479-0027
Mention: GW Commencement

Crowne Plaza National Airport
1480 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
1-877-685-5593
Mention: GW Commencement

The Embassy Inn
1627 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
1-877-968-9111
202-234-7800
Mention: GW Commencement

The Graham Georgetown
1075 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-800-388-2410
202-337-0900
Mention:  GW Commencement

The Hamilton Crowne Plaza
14th & K Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-218-7538
Mention: GW Commencement

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Shirlington
4271 Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206
1-877-STAY-HGI (7829-444)
703-820-0440
Mention: GW Commencement

Holiday Inn National Airport
2650 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-888-294-5059
Mention: GW Commencement

Hotel George
15 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-546-7866
202-347-4200
Mention:  GW Graduation Rate

Hotel Monaco
700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
1-800-649-1202
202-628-7177
Mention:  GW Graduation Rate

The Jefferson
1200 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-448-2300
Mention: GW Commencement

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-228-9290
Mention: George Washington University 

Washington Marriott
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-228-9290
Mention: George Washington University 

Washington Suites Georgetown
2500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-877-736-2500
202-333-8060
Mention: GW Commencement

Windsor Inn
1842 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
1-800-423-9111
202-667-0300
Mention: GW Commencement

Other Accommodations

Georgetown (1 mile west of campus)
Dupont Circle (1 mile north of campus)
Metro Center (1.5 miles east of campus)
Verizon Center (2 miles east of campus)
Adams Morgan (2 miles north of campus)
The Capitol (3 miles east of campus)
Arlington (4 miles west of campus)
Reagan/Crystal City (5 miles south of campus)
Bethesda (7 miles north of campus)
Dulles (25 miles west of campus)

Walking/Short Cab Ride Distance

Best Western Georgetown Hotel & Suites
1121 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-866-263-7212
202-331-9421

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
202-393-1000

Carlyle Suites Hotel
1731 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
1-800-964-5377
202-234-3200

Crowne Plaza
1001 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-972-3159
202-682-0111

Doubletree Guest Suites
801 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-222-TREE (8733)
202-785-2000

The Fairmont
2401 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-866-540-4505
202-429-2400

Four Points by Sheraton
1201 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-368-7764
202-289-7600

Hay-Adams Hotel
16th and H Streets NW
Washington, DC 20006
1-800-853-6807
202-638-6600

Hilton Garden Inn, Washington, DC
815 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-877-STAY-HGI (7829-444)
202-783-7800

Holiday Inn - Washington Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
202-338-4600

Holiday Inn - White House
1501 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
202-483-2000

Hotel Harrington
436 11th Street NW (corner of 11th and E Streets NW)
Washington, DC 20004
1-800-424-8532
202-628-8140

Hotel Lombardy
2019 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
1-800-424-5486
202-828-2600

Hotel Madera
1310 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-430-1202
202-296-7600

L'Enfant Plaza Hotel
480 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024
1-800-635-5065
202-484-1000

JW Marriott Washington, DC
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
1-800-393-2503
202-393-2000

Park Hyatt Washington
1201 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-877-875-4658
202-419-6684 

The Melrose Hotel
2430 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-MELROSE (635-7673)
202-955-6400

The Quincy
1823 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-424-2970
202-223-4320

The Remington
601 24th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-225-3847
202-223-4512

The Ritz Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-542-8680
202-835-0500

The River Inn
924 25th Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-888-874-0100
202-337-7600

Sofitel Lafayette Square
806 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-SOFITEL (763-4835)
202-730-8800

State Plaza Hotel
2117 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-424-2859
202-861-8200

St. Gregory Luxury Hotel and Suites
2033 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-829-5034
202-530-3600

St. Regis Hotel
923 16th and K Streets NW
Washington, DC 20006
1-877-ST-REGIS (78-73447)
202-638-2626

Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-424-1140
202-842-1300

Willard InterContinental Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004
1-888-IC-HOTELS (42-46835)
202-628-9100

Windsor Park Hotel
2116 Kalorama Rd NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-483-7700

Georgetown (1 mile west of campus)

Embassy Suites
1250 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
202-857-3388

Four Seasons Hotel
2800 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-800-819-5053
202-342-0444

Georgetown Inn
1310 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-888-587-2388

Georgetown Suites Harbor
1000 29th Street NW and 1111 30th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-800-348-7203
202-298-7800

Holiday Inn Georgetown
2101 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
202-338-4600

The Latham Hotel
3000 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-800-894-0680
202-726-5000

The Madison Hotel
1177 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-424-8577
202-862-1600

The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
3100 South Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-800-542-8680
202-912-4100

Savoy Suites
2505 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20007
1-800-944-5377
202-337-9700

Westin Grand Washington
2350 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-800-937-8461
202-429-0100

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Dupont Circle (1 mile north of campus)

The Churchill Hotel
1914 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
1-800-424-2464
202-797-2000

Courtyard Washington Dupont Circle
1900 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-332-9300

Courtyard Washington Embassy Row
1600 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-293-8000

Doubletree Hotel
1515 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-222-TREE (8733)
202-232-7000

The Dupont Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-866-534-6835
202-483-6000

The Fairfax at Embassy Row
2100 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
1-800-325-3589
202-293-2100

Hilton Washington Embassy Row
2015 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
202-265-1600

Hotel Helix
1430 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-706-1202
202-462-9001

Hotel Rouge
1315 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-738-1202
202-232-8000

Hotel Tabard Inn
1739 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-785-1277

The Mansion on O Street
2020 O Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
202-496-2000

The Normandy Hotel
2118 Wyoming Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
1-866-534-6835
202-483-1350

Renaissance Dupont Circle
1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
1-888-803-1298
202-775-0800

Residence Inn Washington DC/Dupont Circle
2120 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
202-466-6800

Swann House
1808 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-265-4414

Taft Bridge Inn
2007 Wyoming Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-387-2007

Topaz Hotel
1733 N Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
1-800-775-1202
202-393-3000

Windsor Park Hotel
2116 Kalorama Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
1-800-247-3064
202-483-7700

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Metro Center (1.5 miles east of campus)

Courtyard Washington Convention Center
900 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
1-800-393-3063
202-638-4600

Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-800-393-2510
202-737-2200

Morrison-Clark Historical Inn
1015 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-332-7898
202-898-1200

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Verizon Center (2 miles east of campus)

Comfort Inn Downtown DC/Convention Center
1201 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
1-877-424-6423
202-682-5300

Embassy Suites - Convention Center
900 10th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
202-739-2001

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Adams Morgan (2 miles north of campus)

Woodley Park Guest House
2647 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20008
1-866-667-0218
202-667-0218

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The Capitol (3 miles east of campus)

Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
1-800-458-7500
202-488-7500

Holiday Inn - Washington Capitol
550 C Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
1-888-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
202-479-4000

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-888-591-1234
202-737-1234

Mandarin Oriental
1330 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20024
1-888-888-1778
202-554-8588

Phoenix Park Hotel
520 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-824-5419
202-638-6900

Residence Inn Washington DC/Capitol
333 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
202-484-8280

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001
1-800-321-3010
202-628-2100

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Arlington (4 miles west of campus)

Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn
1533 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
1-800-321-2211
703-528-2222

Hilton Arlington
950 North Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22203
1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
703-528-6000

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Courthouse Plaza
1333 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
1-800-STAY-HGI (7829-444)
703-528-4444

Hyatt Arlington
1325 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209
1-888-591-1234
703-525-1234

Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209
703-524-6400

Residence Inn Arlington Courthouse
1401 North Adams Street
Arlington, VA 22201
703-312-2100

Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City
550 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
703-413-6630

Residence Inn Arlington Rosslyn
1651 North Oak Street
Arlington, VA 22209
703-812-8400

Sheraton National Hotel
900 South Orme Street
Arlington, VA 22204
1-800-325-3535
703-521-1900

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Reagan/Crystal City (5 miles south of campus)

Courtyard Arlington Crystal City/Reagan
2899 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-321-2211
703-549-3434

Crystal City Marriott at Reagan
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
703-413-5500

Crystal Gateway Marriott
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
703-920-3230

Doubletree Hotel Crystal City
300 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-222-TREE (8733)
703-416-4100

Embassy Suites Crystal City
1300 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
703-979-9799

Hampton Inn & Suites Reagan
2000 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-HAMPTON (426-7866)
703-418-8181

Hilton Crystal City at Reagan
2399 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
703-418-6800

Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-888-591-1234
703-418-1234

Sheraton Crystal City Hotel
1800 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202
1-800-325-3535
703-486-1111

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Bethesda (7 miles north of campus)

Bethesda Marriott
5151 Pooks Hill Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-897-9400

Bethesda Marriott Suites
6711 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
301-897-5600

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, MD 20852
1-800-859-8003
301-822-9200

Doubletree Bethesda
8120 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
1-800-222-TREE (8733)
301-652-2000

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
1-888-591-1234
301-657-1234

Residence Inn Bethesda
7335 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
301-718-0200

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Dulles (25 miles west of campus)

Courtyard Dulles Town Center
45500 Majestic Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
1-800-321-2211
571-434-6400

Embassy Suites Dulles Airport
13341 Woodland Park Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
703-464-0200

Embassy Suites Dulles - North/Loudoun
44610 Waxpool Road
Dulles, VA 20147
1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779)
703-723-5300

Fairfield Inn & Suites Dulles Airport
23000 Indian Creek Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
1-800-328-8001
703-435-5300

Fairfield Inn & Suites Dulles Airport Chantilly
3960 Corsair Court
Chantilly, VA 20151
703-435-1111

Hampton Inn & Suites Washington-Dulles Airport
22700 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
1-800-HAMPTON (426-7866)
703-537-7800

Hampton Inn Washington-Dulles Airport South
4050 Westfax Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
1-800-HAMPTON (426-7866)
703-818-8200

Hilton Washington Dulles Airport
13869 Park Center Road
Herndon, VA 20171
1-800-HILTONS (445-8667)
703-478-2900

Holiday Inn Washington Dulles Airport
45425 Holiday Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
703-471-7411

Homewood Suites by Hilton Dulles Airport
13460 Sunrise Valley Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
1-800-CALL-HOME (225-5466)
703-793-1700

Hyatt Dulles
2300 Dulles Corner Boulevard
Herndon, VA 20171
1-888-591-1234
703-713-1234

Residence Inn Chantilly Dulles South
14440 Chantilly Crossing Lane
Chantilly, VA 20151
1-800-331-3131
703-263-7900

TownePlace Suites Dulles Airport
22744 Holiday Park Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
703-707-2017

Washington Dulles Airport Marriott
45020 Aviation Drive
Dulles, VA 20166
703-471-9500

Washington Dulles Marriott Suites
13101 Worldgate Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
703-709-0400

Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
14750 Conference Center Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151
1-800-635-5666
703-818-0300

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Cultural Services

GW is made richer by the diversity of its community. We strongly support international and multicultural communication and understanding. We work hard to ensure the academic success of and full participation in university life by all our students, faculty and staff.

The International Services Office

The International Service Office (ISO) serves GW’s international students, scholars, faculty and staff. Through ISO, we provide advice on personal issues, including cultural adjustment and living conditions, as well as academic concerns and finances. We offer immigration assistance and information on U.S. government requirements and regulations specific to the international community. We conduct orientation programs to assist in living, studying and working in the United States. We serve as the University’s resource center on all related issues.

Multicultural Student Services

The Multicultural Student Services Center (MSSC) is GW's center for multicultural communication, community building and leadership.  The center partners with major university offices and academic departments to develop co-curricular and experiential student-learning opportunities that:

  • Shape a campus climate that welcomes cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, political, and intellectual diversity,
  • Foster students’ academic, cultural, social, spiritual and professional growth; and
  • Encourage the inclusion, retention and increased participation of students of color.

The MSSC staff generates and manages a spectrum of academic and cultural programs, resources and services for our GW community. A critical aspect of our mission is to ensure that GW students of color benefit fully from their quality university experience.

LBGT Resource Center

The George Washington University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Resource Center provides a comprehensive range of education, support and advocacy services to create and maintain an open, safe and inclusive campus environment. The LGBT Resource Center welcomes a diversity of racial, ethnic, religious, political and cultural values and is committed to enhancing acceptance and quality of life for the entire GW community.